Pak Bahadur (Bahadir)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Izmir Zoo in Turkey

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Pak Bahadur (Bahadir)  dead elephant
Pak Bahadur (Bahadir) displayed as museum specimen.
Pak Bahadur (Bahadir) as museum specimen. This image is inline deepink from an external server, inline linking does not directly infringe copyright but can be removed on request.

Taxidermy locationIzmir Sasali Natural Life Park Zoo, İzmir, Turkey


EEP nr5010


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 59 years old
Characteristics: Complete skeleton
Born:* 1948 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 2007-07-21
Death reason: anesthesia: operation due to foot problemss
Burial: 2007-07-21
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Izmir Zoo, in Turkey

Date of arrival

1955-00-00Izmir Zoo
Record history
History of updates2021-06-23

Latest document update2023-08-29 11:42:56
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† Pak Bahadur (Bahadir) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2007-07-21 at Izmir Zoo, in Turkey, . Official death reason described as operation due to foot problemss.

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Izmir Sasali Natural Life Park Zoo, in İzmir, Turkey, since 2023-00-00.


Pak Bahadur (Bahadir) was born unknown 1948.

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2007-07-22: Europes oldest elephant bull, Pak Bahadýr is dead

Pak Bahadur was considered the oldest living male elephant in Europe.

He was born in Pakistan in 1948, and he was later offered as a gift by the Pakistani government to the zoo in Izmir.

Pak Bahadur was kept as a single elephant until the arrival of Begumcan from India in 1998.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Pak Bahadur (Bahadir), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Izmir Zoo in Turkey. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2007 deaths | Izmir Sasali Natural Life Park Zoo Taxidermy | 1948 births | Born in Pakistan | EEP | Elephants from Izmir Zoo | Turkey | Asian elephants

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